Ricardo Escobar

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rescobar@dlapiper.pe

Professional Experience

Ricardo Escobar advises local and international clients in financing transactions and projects. He has represented lenders, funds and sponsors in numerous projects in Latin America. His experience covers sectors such as infrastructure, energy, financial services, agribusiness, mining, oil & gas, telecom and education. He also represents international and local companies in the implementation of their businesses and projects in Peru.

He has advised the concessionaire of the biggest infrastructure project in Peru, a gas pipeline to be built in the southern part of the country; constantly advised several key development finance institutions with leading presence in the LatAm region, and participated in several merger and acquisition transactions in the oil, energy, mining and retail sectors.

Ricardo has been a Senior Counsel at Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), a Senior Associate at Anzola, Bóveda, Raffalli y Rodríguez, a Foreign Associate at Whitman & Ransom (New York), and an Associate at Rodriguez & Mendoza.

Credentials

Studies

Universidad Andrés Bello de Caracas, Venezuela
Lawyer (1989).
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP
Title revalidated (2001).

Specialization Studies

Institute of Superior Management Studies de Caracas, Venezuela (1995)
Master’s degree and specialization in Finance.
Boston University (1992)
LLM Banking and Finance.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991)
LLM.

Other Professional Positions

Consultant in Washington D.C. of the Legal Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, focused on the development of projects with sovereign guarantees in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Caribbean countries.
Arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima.

Recognitions

Chambers & Partners: Banking & Finance (2018 – 2022) and Projects (2018).
The Legal 500: “Recommended Lawyer” in Banking and Finance (2021 - 2022).
Leaders League: “Excellent” in Arbitration (2018 – 2022), Banking & Finance (2018 – 2022) and Project Finance (2020 – 2022).
IFLR 1000: “Highly Regarded Lawyer” in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, M&A, Project Finance (2018 – 2022).
LACCA: “Approved” in Banking & Finance (2018 – 2021) and Project Finance & Infrastructure (2021).
Who’s Who Legal: “Recommended Lawyer” in Project Finance.

Memberships

Lima Bar Association.

Languages

English.
Spanish.
Portuguese.